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Under the Sea 3D Reviews

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Alison Willmore
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2009
Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 13, 2009
Under the Sea 3D is one of the best of the genre. If it doesn't serve oysters, per se, this submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 11, 2009
The IMAX format is ideal for the subject matter and, like its predecessors, this documentary proves to be a hybrid of entertainment and education, revealing rarely-seen natural splendors while sounding alarm bells about the environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Amy Wheeler
FILMINK (Australia)
March 20, 2009
While some of the content may go over younger viewers' heads, it introduces them to complex issues while entertaining them with footage of playful sea lions and slithering snakes that appear to swim right toward your face.
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
March 6, 2009
Strictly fodder for the preteen set, Under the Sea 3D, the latest IMAX deep-sea-dive exploration (brought to you by the fisheye's point of view), is expectedly rudimentary but a splendor to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 15, 2009
A delightful, breathtaking, lively and gently illuminating documentary that must be experienced on a giant IMAX screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 13, 2009
I've seen so many large- format deep-sea documentaries I'm waterlogged, so I was reluctant to go to Under the Sea 3-D. But I'm glad I did.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
February 13, 2009
The visuals are intimate and startling, comparable only to viewing a fantastic aquarium, and the aquarium is sitting in your lap.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
February 18, 2009
It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Karl French
Financial Times
February 12, 2009
If you have children who might be diverted by 40 minutes of natural wonders, and you can get to an Imax cinema, then Under the Sea 3D is a treat.
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 13, 2009
This is the fourth Imax underwater excursion, and the second in 3-D, and it may just be the best yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 13, 2009
Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of the IMAX adventure Under the Sea 3D.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 12, 2009
It's that kind of detail that makes a the film such an immersive experience. An educational one, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 12, 2009
In addition to the incredible visuals (marred once or twice by a clunky editing decision), the sound picks up the movement of water from a cuttlefish fin and the sound of fish eating off the ocean floor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 12, 2009
.. a visual pageant of strange undersea creatures hunting and scavenging and floating across the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 13, 2009
A visually stunning IMAX adventure that increases our appreciation for the diversity of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 13, 2009
Runtime is a brisk, never boring 40 minutes and [Howard] Hall and company dish up a visual feast that is as close to being there than, well, being there.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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